Developing ZIETrans applications for mobile devices

You can develop ZIETrans Web applications that can be accessed by mobile devices such as cellular phones, data collection terminals, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The process is the same as developing any ZIETrans Web application with some considerations due to the capabilities of the mobile device and its Web browser, for example screen size and interaction limitations.

To create a project for your application for mobile devices, launch the Create a Project wizard using one of the following actions:
  • Select ZIETrans > New > Project from the menu bar.
  • Select File > New > ZIETrans Project from the menu bar.
  • Click the Create ZIETrans Project icon on the toolbar.
In the Create a Project wizard, on the ZIETrans Project panel:
  1. Enter a name for the mobile device project.
  2. Optionally, enter a description.
  3. Accept the default location.
  4. Select Web to indicate this is a Web project.
    Note: If the Web deployment option is disabled, this indicates that no server runtimes are defined. To define server runtimes, go to Window > Preferences > Server > Installed Runtimes and add at least one runtime definition.
  5. For the Target server field, select one of the supported WebSphere® Application Servers.
  6. For the Enterprise application project field, enter the name of the EAR project to use for testing in the local test environment.
  7. Select Optimize options for mobile devices.
    Note: If you are developing a ZIETrans application for an iPad device, do not select this option. For more information see Considerations and limitations for iPad devices.
  8. Click Next and continue creating your project as normal.